JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
すい
Grade: S
kan’on

(micro-) +‎ (sleep)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

()(すい) (bisui

  1. light sleep; a doze; a snooze; a nap; a slumber
    Synonym: まどろみ (madoromi)
    ()(すい)(しゃ)bisuishaa light sleeper
    • 1916, 久米正雄, 父の死[1], 青空文庫:
      (ちひ)さい精神(せいしん)(つか)れが(くわう)とした数分時(すうふんじ)微睡(びすゐ)自分(じぶん)(さそ)()れた。
      Chīsai seishin no tsukare ga kō to shita sūfunji no bisui ni jibun o sasoiireta.
      The weariness of my small spirit drew me into a hazy doze of several minutes.

VerbEdit

()(すい)する (bisui suruintransitive suru (stem ()(すい) (bisui shi), past ()(すい)した (bisui shita))

  1. to doze; to snooze; to nap; to slumber
    Synonym: まどろむ (madoromu)
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
まどろ(み)
Grade: S Grade: S
jukujikun
For pronunciation and definitions of 微睡 – see the following entry.
まどろみ
[noun] light sleep; a doze; a snooze; a nap; a slumber
Alternative spellings
微睡, 微睡み
(This term, 微睡, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)